patchwork playball tutorial



I like making any kind of stuff related to kids. These palyballs are perfect as baby gifts. Since it is handmade, it is unique. I like the idea that there is not another one similar to that. Whether it is for your own kind or planned to be a gift, here I tell the easy way of making th playball.

 The ball is made with english paper piecing and sewn all by hand. It doesn’t take long, you can finish it in a few hours. Let’s start then.



You will need 12 pentagons for the ball. You should baste fabric to each hexagon. If you are new and haven’t got an idea about how to english paper piece, you can watch this video that show how to paper piece in details. 

Once you baste pentagons, you should press on them with iron and then we are ready to put them together. Select one of the pentagons to be in the center and start whipstitching the petals of five which will make a flower.




When you finish stitching the petals, it will look like this:



Leave the papers in, place the two flowers on top of one another. You will see that they fit together and continue stitching the two pieces together. Leave two lengths without stitching so that you can turn the right side and stuff it.




Remove the papers. Turn it to the right side of the fabric. Stuff the ball completely. 



Finally stitch the opening and it is completed.





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